Closing Date

CLOSED – Wednesday, 28 October 2020




Australia-wide: work from home

Unique opportunity to be the inaugural executive leader in a global, independent, not for profit industry association.

  • Inspire Change professionals operating in a disruptive world
  • Build on a solid foundation and established international reputation
  • Leverage your leadership, strategy and communication skills

About the organisation

2020 has been a year of large-scale surprises in both Australia and internationally. We’re living in a world full disruption and constant change on many levels. Fast thinking and agile responses to deal with this disruption come from fresh thinking and new models.

The Change Management Institute seeks to support those who operate in this space. It’s a global, independent, not for profit association of change professionals; created and operated by members for members, constantly striving to push the boundaries of the change management profession.

Established in 2005,  Change Management Institute has grown a strong membership and operates globally – with chapter presence in 6 countries in both northern and southern hemispheres. Their focus for members is on growing capability, facilitating connectivity, and building credibility. They achieve this through the establishment of standards in the industry, provision of education and opportunities for networking. They work to constantly evolve the effectiveness of change.

Their global membership is diverse, appealing to individuals who have a passion for or an interest in change: those at the top of their game and those starting out.

About the role

The current Board are looking to appoint the Institute’s first Chief Executive to enable the Board to focus on governance; and to lead the operations team, a large volunteer taskforce and the organisation into its next stage of growth.

The Chief Executive will work with the board to develop the organisation’s strategy (created with input from all member countries) and then take ownership and delivery of initiatives that flow from that. The role will oversee operations and ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation, in particular ensuring consistencies in operational processes across geographies and encourage sharing and collaboration between volunteers for the benefit of members and efficiency of delivery. The Chief Executive will have an innovation or design thinking mindset, will be an excellent communicator, able to represent and advocate for the Institute to stakeholders and the wider market alongside the President. The Chief Executive will be hands on with a small part-time team and also lead and manage a large volunteer base across different time zones.

In particular, the Institute is looking for the following in their first Chief Executive:

  • Senior executive experience, with experience in a membership-based organisation or industry body a distinct advantage
  • Experience managing across geographies/jurisdictions; comfortable in use of technology and in operating from a virtual office
  • The ability to inspire and mobilise a small, but capable team and instil a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Understanding of Governance – experience in working with a board, with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute on strategy
  • Track record in operational management – with experience in the delivery of programs and events an advantage
  • Experience in financial oversight and management to ensure short term financial health and long-term sustainability.
  • An understanding of the for-purpose sector more broadly and experience in – or understanding of – the nuances of working with a volunteer workforce
  • Experience and understanding of Change Management
  • The ability to communicate clearly and authentically – to deliver the organisation’s message and engage with stakeholders both within and outside the organisation


People for Purpose have been appointed to recruit for this role.  A copy of the Position Description can be found HERE.

The Change Management Institute website can be found by clicking HERE.

Once you have read through the PD and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please email [email protected]

To apply, you MUST submit a covering letter outlining why you are interested in joining The Change Management Institute, and an up-to-date CV.

Applications close on Wednesday 28 October, 2020.